Despite "Bells's" predicament, she was always in good spirits; she constantly had her little tail wagging and was big on giving lots of puppy kisses. Dr. Erik knew that the only was this pup could survive was to amputate what was remaining of the diseased leg. The family that had found her were unfortunately unable to afford the surgery "Bella" needed, but were willing to give this little girl a loving home. Dr. Erik decided to go ahead and proceeded to give "Bella" the surgery she needed. The surgery woud be long and not an easy feat. Given the severity of the infecteion, and "Bella's" young age it was risky and her recovery would be tough. "I never cease to be amazed at the resilience of these animals". Dr. Eriks says. "This little fighter acted as if she never needed the leg, despite my advice to rest and to take it easy. She was determined to make up for lost puppy play time & was raring to go!" "Bella's" recovery progressed rapidly and has a family who absolutely loves and adores her. After a rough start, she can now enjoy being pampered and played with. She isn't even aware there is a leg missing. "It's been a great gift for me to see how well "Bella" has progressed. I'm sure she will enjoy being spoiled for her first Christmas. Seeing any pet bounce back from an injury or illness, and then to see the happy faces of pet owners when they pick-up their pets to take them home, just makes my job so rewarding. I wish all my furry companions and their owners a happy & healthy holiday season".
Dr. Erik Sjonnesen.